Duck Take Off

Equipment Info
NIKON D300
State/Province/Region
New Mexico
Nearest Area
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Town
Socorro, NM
Brief Directions

From the north (Socorro, NM), drive south on I-25 to exit 139 (San Antonio), go east 0.25 miles on US 380 to the flashing signal at the village of San Antonio, turn right onto Old Highway 1, and drive south nine miles to the Visitor Center (on right).

Notes

F 8, 1/1250 sec, ISO 640, 270 mm

Description

I have photographed birds at Bosque del Apache several times. I usually photograph the Sandhill Cranes or Snow Geese. However, occasionally I to try my hand at photographing the large congregations of ducks in the marshes and ponds. Since the ducks are rather skittish, the best way to photograph them is to position yourself up wind and at a distance from them so as to not scare them. Then it is just a waiting game for them to fly up and hope they fly in your direction.

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Date Added
November 29, 2020